If you want to enjoy a high-powered meal consisting of well-executed, authentic Belgian cuisine in a stunning setting, Belga Queen Brussels is a great option. This elegant, Belgian seafood restaurant is located inside an old 18th century bank vault. There’s an oyster bar, beer bar, cigar bar, and a nice selection of Belgian food.
The wines come from Belgian producers and even the coffee is roasted locally. They pride themselves in being ambassadors of all things “made in Belgium”.
It is definitely pricier than many of the more traditional Belgian brasseries, though there’s good reason why. It was not too difficult to land a reservation at the last minute (though the restaurant still seemed quite full when we went).
Belga Queen Brussels offers a lot of classic seafood focused options, such as fancy seafood towers, lobster, and fresh oysters. To us that type of food was less interesting, since we ate food like that for years in Boston. Instead, our aim was to enjoy as much authentic Belgian fare as we could.
General Thoughts + Other Interesting Tidbits
The bathroom is crazy. If you go you must visit the bathroom. It will freak you out at first, but don’t worry. Just make sure to lock the door once you enter the stall.
The restaurant is HUGE and can seat up to 200 people. This makes it a good option as a place to host large events.
All in all, the restaurant provides expertly prepared food made with quality ingredients. The food is enjoyable, though there’s better to be had in Brussels, especially at that price. However, the internal space is one of the most impressive that I saw in Brussels, and the restaurant certainly succeeds in this ability to wow and impress upon first entrance. It’s perfect for a power business meal, the type where you need fancy food that’s not too creative and edgy, thus safe.
Belga Queen Brussels
Rue fossé aux loups 32
BE 0475 347 411
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Cafe Georgette Brussels – best frites!
Pre de chez Nous – excellent farm to table food
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